An ad saying “No Indians or Asians’ for flatmates appeared on New Zealand’s biggest online marketplace, released by a man from Christchurch city called Alistair. The ad has sparked an outrage among the Indian community that said it was a case of explicit discrimination.
Alistair insisted he was not a racist, just did not want to live with people who cook curry every night, or who could not speak English, as he had problems with them in the past and they are arrogant.
The NZ Indian Central Association president Harshadbhai Patel said ‘it’s not on, and they will not encourage this sort of advertisement, especially targeting Asians and Indians. He did admit ads of this nature were rare in New Zealand.
The ad was removed shortly after it triggered attention and outrage.